5 Best Home Fitness Equipment Worth Investing In
During the holidays, we usually find ourselves taking more time off work to rest, travel, eat and drink! It’s such a wonderful time of year, but we often come out feeling sluggish, and not to mention our waistbands often expand a couple sizes. This year let’s change that – it’s SO EASY to stay in shape regardless of your travel, or lack of access to gyms, it’s all about proper planning.
There are a few key pieces of fitness equipment you should have available at home at all times to make the process of getting a workout in easier and more convenient for you. Ahead we’ve listed 5 essential fitness equipment pieces and why you need them.
1. Hand Weights
A good piece to start off with is a couple pairs of hand weights in several different increments- think about purchasing weights in light and medium weight. The great thing about hand weights is that there are so many ways to use them that you could never do the same routine twice.
TRY: We love this Tabata Total Body workout that incorporates hand weights and cardio in a quick 4 minute total body workout.
2. Foam Roller
Recovery is just as important as the workout itself, if not more. Making sure to properly stretch before and after a workout is so crucial in ensuring you take care of your body and muscles. This high-density foam roller is great for smooth rolling and deep tissue massage. We also recommend using it for physical therapy, after exercise, yoga, and massage therapy.
The Dual Ab Wheel not only helps in chiseling out that six-pack but it’s also great in getting your upper body, arms, shoulders, and back, into shape too. We love that this can also be taken apart to make it travel friendly. Try various exercises with this wheel which will target all parts of your abs, burn calories, and build muscle to get you closer to stronger, chiseled abs.
The ankle and wrist weights are great in that they can be used in a variety of ways. They are especially perfect for beginners to gradually introduce weight in their workouts, little by little. Use these weights when you want a little extra challenge and want to build upper or lower body strength, rehabilitate muscles, and coordination for physical therapy and at home workouts.
TRY: This butt blast workout with ankle weights to take it up a notch and really feel that burn!
The exercise ball is one of our favorites in that it can be used to help strengthen abdominal and lower back muscles, combining balance, flexibility, and strength. It can also act as a seat if you tend to be in front of a computer all day. There are a few different size options so be sure to pick one according to your height.
TRY: This workout as Amanda walks you through various exercises with the exercise ball to really target every part of your obliques.
Check out our full collection in the Valeo shop to make your workout routines more fun and dynamic! There are an endless combination of exercises you can do with the equipment we have to offer, not to mention the free workout videos we provide! Best part the entire site is 25% OFF today through Cyber Monday! Happy shopping!
Let us know in the comments below- which piece of fitness equipment will you be investing in today?